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The Way of All Flesh by Samuel Butler
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Sep 03, 2008

liked it

I mean, yes it was a harsh upbringing, Butler, but did you have to take it out on us, the readers? I would have gladly taken a beating for you if you had just shortened the book by about 400 goddamned pages.

Were you supposed to be Ernest? So after all that, you abandoned your own kids to explore the world? Ugh. True, you married a prostitute, so you scored a few points there with me, and you forgave your batshit mother, but you abandoned your own kids after suffering through a shitty childhood.

i wonder if my dad read this book? hmm....
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message 1: by Joe (new)

Joe Mossa
there should have been a spoiler alert here. i had read 400 pages and then this reader tells me the ending. it didn t spoil it for me cause i finished reading it anyway. i enjoyed the writing style very much and was surprised to see how similar life was in 1860 england to life in the us today. things change but they remain the same.

Miguélangelo Hexylvania Oh my god, best review ever.

Austen to Zafón Butler never married and never had children. There is some speculation that he was gay. The autobiographical bits of this book have more to do with his relationship with his own parents.

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Hippystick Please put a spoiler alert on this review.

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